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Comodo Mobile Security 2.4: Setting the Standard for Mobile Security

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Mobile device security, long neglected by device makers, Internet software makers and end users, is increasingly becoming a high priority. Mobile is the direction of computing these days, and hackers are approaching the popular mobile platforms as targets of opportunity.

Comodo is stepping up to meet the need for mobile security.

Comodo today announced the release of version 2.4 of our free mobile antivirus app for Android devices. Comodo Mobile Security (CMS) 2.4 has enhanced cloud scanning which improves malware discovery through utilizing both local and cloud-based detection engines.

Major enhancements for CMS 2.4 include:

  • Cloud antivirus scans. CMS now scans for malware using both local and cloud-based detection engines.
  • Support for Android KitKat® (4.4).
  • Added language support for Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek, English, Spanish, Farsi, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Chinese.
  • New layout and GUI design offers easier navigation, new icons and new backgrounds.

Like a computer, your smartphone contains a tremendous amount of personal information,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo CEO and Chief Security Architect. “That’s why we offer the same level of protection for your phone that we offer for your computer. If it connects to the Internet, it needs protection, regardless of the device being used.

We have seen many positive reviews from our customers who are very happy to have features like anti-theft protection, backup, and the ability to intercept unwanted calls that make CMS more than just a mobile security suite. Unlike other mobile security apps that must be paid for, our users appreciate the fact that they have access to great security features for free with CMS.

Comodo Mobile Security provides real-time protection against known and emerging threats on Android mobile devices while helping to protect user privacy and keep mobile devices optimized. CMS combines a mobile-optimized antivirus scanner with a mobile security manager to safeguard users against viruses, unsafe apps and potentially risky settings. CMS features SMS and call blocking which allows users to filter out annoying calls and text messages by creating white and black contact lists. Anti-theft protection allows users to remotely locate, lock or wipe a device if it is mislaid or stolen.

For the complete list of new and existing features, visit: m.comodo.com/

To download the latest version of Comodo Mobile Security, free, visit:
Play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.comodo.cisme.antivirus

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Digitally Signed Bandook Trojan Reemerges in Global Spy Campaign

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Source: https://threatpost.com/digitally-signed-bandook-trojan-spy-campaign/161676/

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MacOS Users Targeted By OceanLotus Backdoor

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Pandemic, A Driving Force in 2021 Financial Crime

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Source: https://threatpost.com/2021-financial-crime-covid-19/161665/

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Contactless payments market to reach US$ 26.3 billion by 2027

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Contactless Payments Market To Reach US$ 26.3 Billion By 2027

The global contactless payments market is expected to surpass US$ 26.3 Billion by 2027 end, registering a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Increasing demand for contactless payments from the retail sector is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Retailers are modernizing their brick-and-mortar stores to offer secure services to customers and establishing online stores to increase revenue.

They are adopting advanced technologies such as big data analytics and cloud computing to increase their presence in the market. Retail manufacturers are using contactless payments methods that provide many benefits, such as reduced transaction time, increased operational efficiency, increased revenue, minimized cost, and others. Contactless payment methods at retail stores reduce transaction process and queue in counter.

Moreover, governments are also focusing on introducing new payment methods in order to increase productivity and remain competitive in the market. For instance, in December 2016, the government of India launched BHIM app for Unified Payment Interface (UPI). The common UPIbased BHIM app allows the user to send and receive money through their mobile phones by linking their bank accounts. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the number of transactions done through the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app reached 18.8 million in February 2020.

Contactless Payments Market – Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

According to Coherent Market Insight‘s study, globally, most of the countries are affected by COVID-19 and most of the countries have announced lockdown.Contactless payment have become more preferred payment method, as it requires less physical interactions.

Smartphone based payment interface and digital wallets are the potential solutions to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, recent developments in digital payments have encouraged the use of contactless payment methods during this pandemic. For instance, in April 2020, Upgrade Inc., a U.S.-based loan company, launched new contactless credit card. The new credit card provides high transaction limit than other payment methods.

Moreover, bank authorities and card network in Germany, U.K., Austria, and other countries have set higher transaction limit, as people are staying at home and prefer shopping through payment cards only. For instance, U.K Finance Limited increased the transaction limit for contactless payment cards starting from 30 Euros to 45 Euros. This, in turn, increases demand for contactless payment solutions.

Key Trends and Analysis of the Global Contactless Payments Market:

  • Europe held dominant position in the global contactless payments market in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is owing to increasing payment through smart cards. For instance, according to the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), contactless payments through Mastercard and Maestro increased by 145% in Europe in 2018. Furthermore, in 2019, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the transactions through contactless payment methods reached 651 million in the U.K.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period. The increasing adoption of contactless payment methods from retail industry is fueling the market growth. Retailers are modernizing their conventional payment methods with contactless payment methods, in order to improve productivity and efficiency in the business.
  • Among device type, the smartphone segment held dominant position in the market in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. This is owing to increasing demand for live streaming from consumers. For instance, the online video streaming market is expected to exceed US$ 70,000 million in 2021 from US$ 30,000 million in 2016.
  • Major players operating in the global contactless payments market include Thales Group, Infineon Technologies AG, Ingenico Group, Wirecard, VeriFone, Inc., Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, IDEMIA, Track Innovations LTD., Identiv, Inc., CPI Card Group Inc., Setomatic Systems, Valitor, PAX, PINPAD, Mobeewave, alcineo, and Paycor, Inc.

Source: https://www.fintechnews.org/contactless-payments-market-to-reach-us-26-3-billion-by-2027/

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